Monday, June 23, 2008

Fig Sugar Cookies

I had picked some figs a few days ago and they were starting to get too soft, so I decided to make Fig Sugar Cookies. I didn't have a lot of figs, so I halved the recipe. I also didn't have the baking powder, but they turned out pretty good! I really need to add more figs next time though.

Fig Sugar Cookies

1 cup chopped figs
1/3 cup water
1 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups sifted flour
2 teaspoons baking powder (I didn't use this)
1/2 teaspoon salt (or this)

1. Cook figs with water, stirring frequently, until thickened (about 5 minutes). Set aside to cool.

2. Beat butter with sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Blend well. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix into the creamed mixture. Stir in the cooled figs. Drop by teaspoons onto lightly greased cookie sheets.

3. Bake 375 degrees F. for 10 to 12 minutes, until lightly browned. Remove cookies and cool on wire racks.

Very simple recipe. Just watch your cookies because they cook fast! (Notice my browned edges. I forgot about them!)

I think I am going to reconstruct the recipe into a healthier version.

Friday, June 20, 2008


I have been craving Guacamole lately, so I asked my step-mom how she made hers and picked up the stuff for it. Mine was ok. I've had better. I accidentally added to much peppers to it and it was super spicy so, (and I know this will sound gross, but I didn't have any sour cream!) I added Miracle Whip to it. I liked that taste in it though.


2 Medium Sized Ripe Avocados
1 Roma Tomato
1 or 2 slices of JalapeƱo
1/4 Bell Pepper Diced
1 Teaspoon Lemon or Lime Juice
1/2 small onion Diced (I used onion powder instead because I don't like chunks of onion)
1 Teaspoon Garlic powder (depending on how much garlic you like)
Pinch or Two of Pepper

1. Cut the avocado in half and take out the pit. Scoop the insides out of the avocado skin.
2. Mix avocado pulp with all other ingredients.
3. Serve with chips and enjoy!
4. Refrigerate.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Room Makeover

My friend found some pillows she loved at
that matched her newly made over room, but didn't want to spend $15 a piece on them.
So, I decided that if I could find the right material, we could make them. And we did!

They are a little crooked because we had to sew them by hand (no sewing maching), but they turned out pretty good. We couldn't find pink ribbon we liked, so we used black, which we both liked better.

To make them, we just used half a yard of silky fabric and a spool of ribbon that we found in the craft section at Wal-Mart. The edges were already sewn in so they were smooth. I think it's for decorating. It ended up costing about $6 for both of the pillows.

We also made some candles to match. We used some rub-ons to make the scroll pattern.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

My first cake EVER to decorate.

Well, it's pretty sucky. I was at my DH's grandma's and she was baking a cake. She asked me if I wanted to decorate the cake when she got done baking it because I had never done one before. Our friend, John, had come with us and it was his birthday, so I decorated it for the occasion.

I tried to use cream cheese icing. That stuff sinks right into itself. I was also using a book that showed you how to make little animals. I made an elephant and what is supposed to be a hippo. Actually, they were both supposed to be hippos, but i did something and made the nose long on one, so it is an elephant. I messed the elephants knee up, so I had to put a band-aid on it.

P.S. I can't figure out why it is turning my elephant sideways. I also can't figure out how to change it!